Moisture Crosslinkable EPR for Automotive Applications Where Flexibility is Crucial

by Jessica Fox – Electric Cable Compounds Co.

Manufacturers of automotive primary wire and battery cable are familiar with utilizing XLPE as a tried-and-true insulation material whether it be as a moisture crosslinkable or peroxide crosslinkable compound. However, moisture crosslinkable EPR (Ethylene Propylene Rubber) is gaining popularity among cable manufacturers who are lacking continuous vulcanization (CV) lines, but want increased flexibility in both their manufacturing process and their finished cable.

These EPR systems are finding a home in 125C and 150C rated automotive battery cable, meeting applicable automotive standards, including ISO 19642, ISO 6722 and SAE J1127.

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